The Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla features rocky shoreline birding. Winter, when numerous shorebirds are present, is best. Some interesting pelagic birds come close to the shore in stormy weather. Winter birds include Surfbirds, Brandt's Cormorant, Wandering Tattlers, Black and Ruddy Turnstones and Whimbrels. A good starting point is just past the Children's Pool near 303 Coast Boulevard.
From I-5 go north or Highway 52 from the east take the La Jolla Parkway exit. La Jolla Parkway cannot be accessed from the north on I-5. Go west on the Parkway which becomes Torrey Pines Road. Continue to Prospect Street and turn right. Continue a short distance and turn right on Coast Boulevard and continue past Children's Pool and the lifeguard station.
Easy hiking. Area is often overcast in May and June. Restrooms and water available. Sidewalks, thus accessible for mobility impaired.
Western Gull Heerman's Gull California Gull Other gull sp. Brown pelican Double-crested Cormorant Spotted Sandpiper Least Sandpiper (W) Black-bellied Plover (W) Semi-palmated Plover (W) Royal Tern (W)
S-Summer, Sp-Spring, W -Winter, P-Possible or rare